Blog From The Experts

Your Child’s Love Map

How to “Turn Toward Your Child” In general, we will spend at least eighteen years with our children and at times feel we know them like the backs of our hands, and at other times like we do not know  them at all. Just as parents continue to learn, have different experiences and make changes in what we like or appreciate, so do our children. Knowing your child’s preferences make it easier to...

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Immediate Help for Couples in Crisis

An Alternative to Long Term Couples Therapy   Within minutes of meeting a new couple in therapy, I can sense if they are in crisis. The emotional flooding is apparent in each of their faces. Their body language tells me they are protecting themselves from each other. Oftentimes one “leaning in” partner, (usually the one who scheduled the appointment), wants to desperately save the marriage....

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Your Child’s Love Languages

Expressing the Love and Support Your Child Will “Feel” When babies are born, we read books and magazine articles looking for “the magic formula” to ensure our child’s health, safety and feeling love. The journey begins with trying to distinguish their cry, are they hungry, do they need a diaper change or to be held? Identifying and meeting those needs are the beginning of building a foundation...

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A Message of Hope from Counselor Janet Jones

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson RENEWAL AND HOPE ARE FEELINGS INTRINSIC TO SPRING. But this particular spring of 2020 brings with it MORE extreme challenges than most of us have experienced in our lifetime. Being focused on the pandemic can bring our anxieties to full tilt and turn our...

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How to Release Your Fear of Change

How to Release Your Fear of Change Written by Kristine Davis, M.Ed., LPCC   CHANGE = The act or instance of making or becoming different We are all dealing with change especially now as we are adjusting to life with the Coronavirus. However, change isn’t all bad. Change is constant and necessary – to keep us moving, to keep us interested, to keep us growing. When people feel stuck...

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Help for Sleep Problems during COVID-19

Are You Missing Out on Sleep Right Now? Written By: June Phelps, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist Many of you may have had no problems getting to sleep and staying asleep before COVID-19, but the 24-hour news updates, concerns about layoffs and just general uncertainty about the future might be keeping you up at night. Whether this is a new experience for you, or something you’ve often struggled...

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